четверг, 31 января 2013 г.

Water-Russia-Culture


Call for Papers for a book on Water-Russia-Culture
Eds. Arja Rosenholm, Jane Costlow, Maria Litovskaya

We are seeking scholarly articles for an anthology that will focus on the cultural history of water in Russia. The aim of the book is to highlight the multiplicity of meanings, dimensions and values given to water in various times and spaces in Russian society. Water may be understood both as a geographical and physical element, and as a cognitive and cultural construction. The book project will examine meanings of water, and how water, as an essential life-vitalizing element, plays a conceptual role in cultural orientation; it will further address how cultural practices intersect with environmental concerns. Based on inter- and multidisciplinary studies, we hope to include studies of language, literature and culture (popular culture, folklore, and anthropology), history, aspects of water technology, and environmental studies. Aiming at a broad understanding of symbols, metaphors and the imagery of water within Russian culture, the project hopes to reflect on how technological infrastructure is part of the social imagination. We are looking for a broad array of source material, along with insightful and innovative approaches to their consideration at the intersection of cultural and environmental concerns.

Questions which might be addressed include:
  • What values, beliefs, fears, and attitudes toward water are attested in Russian culture?
  • What are the stories told about water, and how is water represented in Russian literature, historical documents, and the visual arts, and how do those representations influence ways of dealing with water?
  • What are the changes connected to the meanings, values, and the images given to water and its textual and visual representations in time and space?
  • What are the cultural implications of technical innovations for attitudes toward water?
  • What is the cultural role of water in times of transformations (e.g. from the pre-modern to the modern and to post-modern)?

The book project is part of the interdisciplinary research project “Water as Social and Cultural Space: Changing Values and Representations” included in the Research Programme on the Sustainable Governance of Aquatic Resources (AKVA) of the Academy of Finland (2012-2016).

Interested authors should submit an article proposal of no more than two pages, outlining key questions and the material to be addressed. Please submit the abstract as a Word file, along with a short CV (including affiliation, and contact details) by March 30, 2013. Contributors can expect confirmation of their papers’ acceptance by the April 30, 2013.

The editors:
Arja Rosenholm (arja.rosenholm@uta.fi)
Jane Costlow (jcostlow@bates.edu)
Maria Litovskaya (marialiter@gmail.com)

Sergei Kan. Lev Shternberg: Anthropologist, Russian Socialist, Jewish Activist. Nebraska UP, 2013

Sergei Kan. Lev Shternberg: Anthropologist, Russian Socialist, Jewish Activist. Nebraska UP, 2013.
http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Lev-Shternberg,673329.aspx


This intellectual biography of Lev Shternberg (1861–1927) illuminates the development of professional anthropology in late imperial and early Soviet Russia. Shortly after the formation of the Soviet Union the government initiated a detailed ethnographic survey of the country’s peoples. Lev Shternberg, who as a political exile during the late tsarist period had conducted ethnographic research in northeastern Siberia, was one of the anthropologists who directed this survey and consequently played a major role in influencing the professionalization of anthropology in the Soviet Union.

But Shternberg was much more than a government anthropologist. Under the new regime he continued his work as the senior curator of the St. Petersburg Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, which began in the early 1900s. In the last decade of his life Shternberg also played a leading role in establishing a new Soviet school of cultural anthropology and in training a cohort of professional anthropologists. True to the ideals of his youth, he also continued an active involvement in the intellectual life of the Jewish community, even though the new regime was making it increasingly difficult.

This in-depth biography explores the scholarly and political aspects of Shternberg’s life and how they influenced each other. It also places his career in both national and international perspectives, showing the context in which he lived and worked and revealing the important developments in Russian anthropology during these tumultuous years.


Contents
List of Illustrations x
Series Editors’ Introduction xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
1. The Early Years 1
2. Sakhalin 25
3. Beginning a Professional Career in the Capital 112
4. Scholarship and Activism during the 1905 Revolution 144
5. The Last Decade before the Storm 161
6. The Years of Turmoil, 1914–17 224
7. Building a New Anthropology in the “City of the Living Dead” 267
8. The nep Era and the Last Years of Shternberg’s Life 293
9. All Humanity Is One 392
Conclusion 439
Notes 447
References 489
Index 521

Sergei Kan is a professor of anthropology and Native American studies at Dartmouth College. He is the author and editor of several books, including Memory Eternal: Tlingit Culture and Russian Orthodox Christianity through Two Centuries and Perspectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, and Representations (Nebraska 2006).

МАРКСИЗМ В ЭПОХУ ПОЗДНЕГО КАПИТАЛИЗМА


Философско-культурологический журнал „Топос“ объявляет о сборе материалов в № 1, 2013 года
 Тема номера: «МАРКСИЗМ В ЭПОХУ ПОЗДНЕГО КАПИТАЛИЗМА»

Марксизм рождался из рефлексии о социальных эффектах доминирования экономических императивов в обществе как радикальная форма демократического мышления в противовес либеральному радикализму. Этим балансом по сути задавался масштаб европейской интеллектуальной традиции. Глобализация капитализма приводит к сужению этого масштаба, растворяя марксизм в постмарксистском поле «культурных исследований», декларируя «новый дух» капитализма, подъем «креативного класса», самоорганизацию и творчество масс в WEB 2.0 и т. д.
С другой стороны, не только не исчезают, но и приобретают новый драматизм черты «позднего капитализма», о котором теоретики пишут с 1970-х годов (экономический кризис, кризис политической и эстетической репрезентации). Это ставит ряд общих вопросов: Насколько сегодня уместна классическая критика капитала? Какова степень автономии и эмансипационный потенциал культурных индустрий и современного искусства? Насколько релевантна марксистская критика отчуждения, овеществления, эксплуатации, идеологии современным реалиям нематериального труда, «общества знания», социальных сетей и т. д.?
Жесткость неолиберальных стратегий и, с другой стороны, становление олигархического и авторитарного госкапитализма в различных регионах постсоветского мира придают новый импульс марксизму. В этом контексте помимо проблемы реинтерпретации советского прошлого, становятся актуальными вопросы о двойственности капитализма («дикого» и «цивилизованного»), о судьбах «новых демократий» в эпоху неолиберализма, постсоветской специфике потребления и др.
Дополнительную рамку рассмотрения марксизма в современных условиях образует вопрос о связи марксизма с судьбами философии. Быть может, в ситуации кризиса философии, ее неуклонного вытеснения из политической, публичной сферы, пространства университета, именно марксизм может стать формой выживания философии сегодня?

Открытый список тем для обсуждения в номере:
 – Марксизм как способ философствования сегодня.
 – Возвращение к диалектике: параллакс и «короткое замыкание» (С. Жижек).
 – Марксизм и форма: социальная логика культуры (Ф. Джеймисон).
 – Капитализм и шизофрения: актуальность фрейдомарксистского синтеза.
– Соотношение этического, эстетического и политического в современном критическом мышлении (А. Бадью, Ж. Рансьер).
 Марксизм и современная политическая повестка: проблема политического субъекта и действия.

Срок для предоставления статей – до 1 марта 2013

Материалы высылать на адрес: journal.topos@ehu.lt

University Lecturership in Modern Russian and Soviet History University of Oxford


University Lecturership in Modern Russian and Soviet History University of Oxford

Faculty of History and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies in association with St Antony’s College


Applications are invited for appointment to a University Lecturership, to be held jointly in the Faculty of History and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS), in association with an Official Fellowship at St Antony’s College, with effect from 1 October 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will have research interests in Russian, Soviet and/or post-Soviet History since 1900. He/she will be expected to provide teaching and supervision for both the Faculty of History and SIAS at undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should refer to the further particulars for full details of the teaching requirements for this post.

Candidates should have received the degree of PhD, in a field of Russian History or the History of any other country of the former Soviet Union, by 1 October 2013, or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by that date, but candidates who do not meet this requirement may be considered if they have attained a comparable level of publication. Candidates should also have knowledge of at least one language from Russia and the former Soviet Union. The successful candidate must demonstrate a research record of international standing appropriate to the stage of his or her career, and evidence of imaginative current and future research plans, including the potential to lead new research initiatives; a record of success in securing research funding, or a demonstrable desire to do so; the ability to deliver excellent tutorial teaching and to give lectures and classes; the ability to act as an examiner; the ability to supervise graduate students; and a willingness to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on behalf of the History Faculty, SIAS and St Antony’s College.

The salary for this post will be on a scale from £43,312 - £58,157 p.a. Additional college allowances are available as set out in the further particulars. The postholder will have an office in St Antony’s College.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the History Faculty website (http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/faculty/vacancies.html), from the SIAS website (http://www.area-studies.ox.ac.uk/vacancies), or by writing to the Administrator, Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 01 March 2013.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ‘IRON CURTAIN’


Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities –
National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow

SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ‘IRON CURTAIN’

October 17-18, 2013

Call for Papers

This international conference is intended to put together research findings on the history of social and human sciences in the capitalist West and the socialist East during the second half of the 20th century. This topic has recently gained a considerable attention of historians, sociologists and philosophers of science as indicated by a growing number of conferences and publications in the past couple of years. A concept of “Cold War science”, in particular, has been applied to a variety of cases ranging from post-war economics and cybernetics to psychology and philosophy in different countries. An approach in terms of Cold War science tends to emphasize the importance of strategic objectives (military, intelligence) and of governmental resources in promoting certain analytical tools, in defining research agendas and in changing disciplinary hierarchies. The decisive role of Government and specific ideological contexts seems by now quite convincingly demonstrated. However, we would like to substantiate the straightforward knowledge/power thesis by considering new forms of critique and reflexivity in the social and human sciences, which have emerged during the after-war period. Post-structuralism, social studies of science are a few but important examples of this intellectual development. The context of Cold War also contributed to the emergence of new interdisciplinary approaches and cross-disciplinary fields like, for example, area studies on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

We invite scholars from different disciplines  (history, sociology, economics, psychology, science studies or philosophy) to contribute papers on the post-war development of different research domains in the West and in the Soviet bloc. Comparative papers are especially, but not exclusively, welcomed. We're interested in the social history of institutions, concepts and techniques, as well as of intellectual transfers and exchanges. Since most research in this area is limited to the mid-20th-century, case studies extended to the sixties and the seventies would be of particular interest.

To avoid areal (geographic) or disciplinary segregations, the conference sessions are intended, instead, to be problem-oriented. We propose three main axes of reflection but the list of questions for discussion may of course be extended following your suggestions:

1) How did the context of the Cold War influence, both conceptually and institutionally, the production of knowledge in the social and human sciences? Did this context occasionally create conditions for niches of intellectual autonomy?

2) What were the conditions and effects of knowledge transfers (people, ideas and tools) between the Europe and the U.S., or between the West and the Soviet bloc, during and after WWII?

3) What post-war developments in epistemology and methodology of the social and human sciences did shape or transform the contemporary “order of disciplines” (epistemic cultures, disciplinary borders and academic hierarchies)?

Abstract (300 words) and a short CV should be sent to Olessia Kirtchik at okirchik@hse.ru by February 28, 2013.

Those selected to give presentations at the conference will be contacted in early April 2013. 
Program committee:

Irina Savelieva (Higher School of Economics), Chair
Ivan Boldyrev (Humboldt University)
Alexander Dmitriev (Higher School of Economics)
Olessia Kirtchik (Higher School of Economics)
Martin Kragh (Uppsala University)
Galin Tihanov (Queen Mary, University of London)

Гендерна політика міст: історія і сучасність


Міністерство освіти і науки, молоді та спорту України
Управління сім’ї, молоді та спорту Харківської обласної державної адміністрації
Харківський національний університет міського господарства імені О.М. Бекетова
Російська асоціація дослідників жіночої історії
Запрошують до участі

23–25 жовтня 2013 р.
у ІІІ міжнародній науково-практичній конференції

«Гендерна політика міст: історія і сучасність»

Планується обговорити наступні питання:
− Гендер: історико-культурні, культурфілософскі контексти життєдіяльності міста;
− Образ міста очима чоловіків і жінок: історія і сучасність;
− Конструювання гендерної ідентичності в контексті історичних трансформацій міст;
− Гендерні індикатори сталого розвитку міст;
− Місто і гендерна демократія;
− Гендерний підхід в формуванні соціальної політики великого міста;
− Гендерний бюджет: принципи реалізації на рівні місцевого самоврядування;
− Гендерний аудит міста;
− Урбанізм і трансформації гендерної культури;
− Гендер і художнє середовище міста.

Заявки для участі у конференції та тези для публікації приймаються до 1 червня 2013р.
на електронний адрес: sacura_gala@mail.ru, g.glicinia@gmail.com
У заявці необхідно зазначити:
1. Відомості про автора – ПІП, месце роботи, посада, науковий ступінь, вчене звання.
2. Адрес (з індексом), телефон і e-mail для зв’язку.
3. Тема виступу.
4. Необхідність технічного супроводу виступу.
5. Необхідність бронювання місця в готелі (указати дату приїзду та від’їзду).
Оформлення тексту: Обсяг до 7 000 знаков, формат doc, шрифт TimesNewRoman, кегль 14, інтервал 1,5, вирівнювання по ширині, поля 20 мм з усіх сторін, орієнтація сторінки: книжна, абзац 1,25. Сторінки не нумеруються. У правому верхньому кутку жирним курсивом пишуться ініціали тапрізвище автора, нижче праворуч курсивом – місто і повна назва місця роботи. Через строчку по центру – назва доповіді строчними буквами жирним шрифтом. Посилання на кожній сторінці.
Видання збірника планується до початку конференції. Публікація у збірнику матеріалів безкоштовна для очних учасників конференції.
Рабочі мови конференції – українська, російська, англійська.
Конференція проводиться на базі Харківського національного університету міського господарства імені О.М. Бекетова

61002, Україна, м. Харків, вул. Революції, 12.
Тел. +38(057) 707- 31- 08.
Контактна особа:
координатор Гендерного центру ХНУМГ імені О.М. Бекетова,
к.філос.н., доц. Кафедри історії та культурології Галина Григорівна Фесенко
g.glicinia@gmail.com

Ph.D. student position in Political Science at the Department of Government, sited at the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies


Ph.D. student position in Political Science at the Department of Government, sited at the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

Application no later than 2013-03-01. UFV-PA 2013/110
Starting date 2013-09-02

Applications shall be filed online at the web address http://www.uu.se/jobb/phd-students/annonsvisning?languageId=1&tarContentId=228389 .

The
 PhD. Student will be employed bythe Uppsala Centre for Russian and 
Eurasian Studies (UCRS), and the work with the thesis will be part of 
the theme Russia's neighbouring countries. Experience of field work in 
the region, and knowledge of one of the region's languages ​​is 
desirable. General information about UCRS and the research themeRussia's
 neighbouring countries can be obtained on http://www.ucrs.uu.se/Research/Research+Themes/?languageId=1 and about political science at on http://www.statsvet.uu.se/Start/tabid/5008/language/en-US/Default.aspx. Or contact Director Claes Levinsson (claes.levinsson@ucrs.uu.se) 

Those
 awarded a position as a Ph.D. student shall above all engage themselves
 with their own doctoral education. A maximum of 20% of the position may
 involve other administrative and educational responsibilities at the 
Department.

Employment as a post-graduate student requires that 
the student is or will be accepted to a program of post-graduate 
education, which is decided by one’s ability to successfully complete 
the program of studies. Departmental policy is that students receive 
financial support during their first year of post-graduate studies, and 
that they be employed as Ph.D. students during the final three years of 
their program. Regulations concerning post-graduate students are to be 
found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, §§1-7, and in the 
University’s rules and guidelines. The latter may be found at http://regler.uu.se/. 

Information
 concerning applications, acceptance guidelines, and other related 
matters may be obtained either at the Department’s homepage, www.statsvet.uu.se, or by contacting the Director of PhD-Studies, PerOla Öberg, at perola.oberg@statsvet.uu.se. 

The application shall include:
- A completed application form for post-graduate studies.
-
 A brief cover letter (two pages maximum) that describes the documents 
submitted, particularly the scholarly essays and articles. If two 
essays/articles are submitted, single out one of them to which the 
Committee is to give priority in the evaluation.
- Authorized copies 
of academic documents, such as course records, diplomas, and 
certificates, which demonstrate general or special eligibility for 
post-graduate studies in political science.
- A maximum of two 
scholarly essays or articles, including undergraduate and Master’s level
 essays, published articles, as well as research reports and other 
written materials that are pertinent to the position.
- Certification
 of competence in Swedish for applicants without a degree from a Swedish
 university and/or a statement of intent to acquire such competence 
within a suitable period of time (see detailed information at the link 
below.)

The application form for post-graduate studies is 
available at the address below, along with detailed instructions for 
completing the application. Through reference to the general syllabus 
for graduate studies (in Swedish only) or the link below, the applicant 
shall determine whether s/he meets the requirements for general or 
special eligibility for studies in the field of political science at the
 post-graduate level.
http://www.statsvet.uu.se/Student/Forskarutbildning/Ansökan/tabid/5082/language/en-US/Default.aspx 

For further information about these positions, please contact PerOla Öberg, Director of Studies, at perola.oberg@statsvet.uu.se. The trade union representatives are Anders Grundström, Saco-rådet 
(Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations) tel. +4618-471 
5380; Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST (Swedish Confederation of Professional 
Employees), tel. +4618-471 1996; and Stefan Djurström, Seko (the Union 
of Service and Communication Employees, tel. +4618-471 3315.

You are welcome with your application no later than March 1, 2013 UFV-PA 2013/110. Use the link below to access the application form Ph.D. student position in Political Science

http://www.uu.se/jobb/phd-students/annonsvisning?languageId=1&tarContentId=228389

Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Eastern Europe


Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Edited and with an introduction by Julie Buckler and Emily D. Johnson. Northwestern University Press: Evanston, Illinois, 2013.

Contents:
Acknowledgments

Introduction
Julie Buckler and Emily D. Johnson

Part 1: Reconstituting Urban Space

Transporting Jerusalem: The Epiphany Ritual in Early St. Petersburg
Michael S. Flier

Prague Funerals: How Czech National Symbols Conquered and Defended Public Space
Marek Nekula

A “Monstrous Staircase”: Inscribing the 1905 Revolution on Odessa
Rebecca Stanton

Jubilation Deferred: The Belated Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of St. Petersburg/Leningrad
Emily D. Johnson

Part 2: The Art and Culture of Commemoration

The Portrait Mode: Zhukovsky, Pushkin, and the Gallery of 1812
Luba Golburt

An Island of Antiquity: The Double Life of Talashkino in Russia and Beyond
Katia Dianina

From Lenin’s Tomb to Avtovo Station: Illusion and Spectacle in Soviet Subterranean Space
Julia Bekman Chadaga

From Public, to Private, to Public Again: International Women’s Day in Post- Soviet Russia
Choi Chatterjee

Part 3: Military and Battlefield Commemorations

Taking and Retaking the Field: Borodino as a Site of Collective Memory
Julie Buckler

Who to Lead the Slavs? Poles, Russians, and the 1910 Anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald
Patrice M. Dabrowski

Moscow’s First World War Memorial and Ninety Years of Contested Memory
Karen Petrone

Part 4 Commemorating Trauma

Memory as the Anchor of Sovereignty: Katyn and the Charge of Genocide
James von Geldern

Postcolonial Estrangements: Claiming a Space Between Stalin and Hitler
Serguei Alex. Oushakine

Prisons into Museums: Fashioning a Post- Communist “Place of Memory”
Cristina Vatulescu

Contributors

понедельник, 28 января 2013 г.

A special issue of Urban History on Cold War Cities


Call for Papers: A special issue of Urban History on Cold War Cities

Co-editors:

Matthew Farish
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Toronto

David Monteyne
Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary

            Cold War history is not yet an urban history. Cities remain mere backdrops for the actors, strategies, and technologies of the Cold War. The relationship between Cold War geopolitics and urban spaces, or simply the urban contexts for many of the Cold War’s pivotal conflicts, both remain largely unexamined. The one exception, to date, is a rich vein of cultural and architectural history, history of science, and historical geography, on American cities – with a particular emphasis on civil defence, fallout shelters, and what Laura McEnaney (Civil Defense Begins at Home, 2000) calls “the militarization of everyday life.” And yet even this literature is not always rooted in specific urban landscapes. Instead, it often takes ‘the city’ as a frame through which to study American cold war culture or national initiatives such as civil defence.

            This proposed special issue of Urban History has three objectives: to draw stronger links between urban history and the international history of the Cold War; to do so through a set of papers that includes but extends far beyond American case studies; and to carefully consider the urban dimensions of the Cold War. We seek papers that address one or more of the following questions:

1.      In what broad sense was the Cold War, as a ‘conflict’, an urban phenomenon? What was -- and what made -- a Cold War city?
2.      Can we expand the rich cultural, architectural, and planning history of the Cold War, largely focused on the United States and the 1950s, to other times and places?
3.      Can we expand the rich histories of Cold War science and technology, largely place-less or focused on laboratories and military facilities, to urban settings?
4.      Can we do more to root “the militarization of everyday life” in specific urban contexts, and specific landscapes?
5.      Can we connect the complex social, economic, political, and cultural histories of the Cold War to specific urban histories?
6.      Given the current interest in international histories of the Cold War, can we craft international, transnational, or comparative histories of Cold War cities?

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to both farish@geog.utoronto.ca and d.monteyne@ucalgary.ca by no later than March 22, 2013. Up to ten authors (or groups of authors) will be invited to submit papers for the standard Urban History review process, with a tentative deadline of January 17, 2014. The special issue will be published in 2015.

Modernism and the (post-)socialist city

Session proposal for the
5th International Urban Geographies Conference of Post-Communist States: CATference 2013
Urban Research, Urban Theory and Planning Practice
Tbilisi, 11th-13th September 2013

Modernism and the (post-)socialist city

In this session, we want to look at the (post-)socialist city from the perspective of modernism. The goal is to explore the different ways in which historically socialist and post-socialist cities have been conceived and represented in their relation to modernism (demarcation, embracement, modification etc.).

In this session, we heed to Berman’s (1983) distinction of three component parts of “modernism”: the visions of urban living that constitute modernism; the methods of modernization employed to realize those visions; and the resultant lived modernity. This division into three parts supports a more nuanced reassessment of modernism and its legacies and suggests a critical position that falls somewhere between ‘modernolatry’ and modernist-bashing (Jencks, 2007). While accepting that many twentieth- century modern dreams ended in catastrophe, Susan Buck-Morss argues that we should work through the ruins of twentieth century modern dreams to retrieve and reassess the modern ideas behind them (Buck-Morss, 2000). Such reassessment also has to question the predominant limitation of modernism to a range of Western-centric concepts alone (Robinson, 2006; also Gaonkar, 2001; Mitchell, 2001) and open towards the idea of different modernities.

We are interested in the different ways in which modernism has been articulated and negotiated in constituting the socialist city, from Latin America to Eastern Europe, Africa, Central and Southeast Asia. What role have different socialist conceptualizations (Soviet, Maoist, Titoist, etc.) and their transformations played in this? How was the Soviet understanding of the city as “the cradle of progress and (…) a generative model of transformative modernity” (Alexander & Buchli, 2007) implemented and which repercussions did this ambition bring about? Do contemporary post-socialist cities, striving for competitiveness in a globalised economy, use modernist legacies as an asset – or do they, to the contrary, erase this heritage? If urban life continues to be perceived as “modern”, how have the articulations of modernism changed? If modernism is no longer a lens onto urban life, what has come in its stead? This session is therefore open to a variety of contributions, empirically or theoretically focused. We particularly welcome accounts that make comparative links as well as contribute to a critical understanding of modernity/ies.

Please send your abstracts to the organisers by 10 February 2013.

Markus Kip (York University, Toronto): kip@yorku.ca
Wladimir Sgibnev (Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde): W_Sgibnev@ifl-leipzig.de

SUMMER SCHOOL ON COMPARATIVE URBAN STUDIES, BERLIN, AUGUST 2013

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER SCHOOL ON COMPARATIVE URBAN STUDIES, BERLIN, AUGUST 2013

Research Committee 21 (RC21) of the International Sociology Association, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR), the Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS) and Humboldt University at Berlin invite applications for 25 places on our third collaborative School on Comparative Urban Studies, to be held in Berlin from 17 August to 3 September 2013. The School is being held in conjunction with the RC21 Conference on the theme of “Resourceful Cities”, to be held on 29-31 August.

SCHOOL THEMES
As in previous years, the School will focus on the interaction of theory and methodology in the study of the city. The School will address three broad themes:
1. The value added of comparative research in urban studies and the changing nature of the urban question. How and why are cities across the world changing, and with what consequences?
2. What new research tools and methodologies are appropriate to making sense of the changes occurring in contemporary urban society? How should we make use of or combine, ethnographic research and the analysis of quantitative data?
3. Are our theories appropriate for the study of contemporary urban form and society, especially in the global South where we often apply theories of the global North without regard to the specificities of old and new urban contexts in the South?

Lectures will cover topics cutting across these themes considering the theory and practice of comparison, linking theory and method, and providing insights into quantitative and ethnographic methods. Classes will focus on the global North and global South. Special attention will be paid to our host city, Berlin, and other cities in Germany.

FORMAT
The School follows the precedent of the inaugural and second Schools held in São Paulo in 2009 and Amsterdam in 2011 in providing younger scholars with an opportunity to learn from established scholars, from diverse disciplines and parts of the world, through both formal classes and informal interaction. The School will also help younger scholars to present, discuss and prepare for publication their own work. Formal sessions will be spread across twelve days. Sessions will typically comprise presentations by two senior scholars, discussions, and student presentations. Participants will be required to prepare in advance and complete assignments during the School. In addition one day will be set aside for dedicated sessions of how to get work published (both as books and in journals) and how to raise funds for research. Participants will also be able to enroll on guided tours around parts of Amsterdam, and time will be scheduled for them to meet informally with senior scholars for detailed comments on their assignments, with the goal of helping students to learn how to prepare and organize work for presentation at an international conference and publication in an international journal. Participants will receive an e-reader with the syllabus well in advance. The language of the School will be English. Students will also be required to present a paper at and participate fully in the RC21 conference.

SCHOLARS
Confirmed speakers at the School include: Matthias Bernt (Leipzig), Talja Blokland (Humboldt, Berlin), Neil Brenner (Harvard, Cambrige), Tim Butler (Kings College, London), Claire Colomb (University College, London), Christine Hentschel (Humboldt, Berlin), Andrej Holm (Humboldt, Berlin), Ares Kalandides (InPolis, Berlin), Yuri Kazepov (University of Urbino and President of RC21), Henrik Lebuhn (Humboldt, Berlin), Eduardo Marques (CEM, São Paolo, BR), Margit Mayer (Freie Universitaet, Berlin) Mike Raco (University College, London), Jeremy Seekings (Cape Town, ZA) and AbdouMaliq Simone (University of South Australia).

FEES
The fee for the course is 1000 Euro. This amount covers the organizational costs and includes shared accommodation for 17 nights (in double rooms), a welcome reception, the e-reader, the final dinner, the registration fee for the conference and RC21 membership for 4 years. For those who do not need accommodation, the fee is 350 Euro.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Funding from FURS and RC21 allows us to offer approximately 15 scholarships to students from developing countries (classified as B or C by the ISA (see: http://www.isa-sociology.org/table_c.htm). Scholarships will provide a flat rate contribution to travel expenses, local shared accommodation from 17 August (arrival) to 3 September (departure), fees for the School and the Conference, the reception and final dinner, etc. The scholarships will not cover daily subsistence expenses (meals, local transportation costs, …).

DEADLINES
Application forms will be available online at www.rc21.org from February 2nd. The deadline for applications is Friday 24th February 2013. If applicants have not already submitted an abstract for the RC21 conference (see http://www.rc21.org/conferences/berlin2013/), then they must include an abstract with their Summer School application.

«Анатомія міста: Київ. Урбаністичні студії»

Збірка статей, інтерв´ю, досліджень з урбаністичних студій, присвячена проблемам сучасного Києва.
Анатомія міста: Київ. Урбаністичні студії. К.: Смолоскип. 2012. 195 с.

РОЗДІЛ 1 МІСТО
Льюіс Мамфорд
Що таке Місто   
Джудіт Боднар 
Будапешт кінця тисячоліття: Метаморфози міського життя   
Роман Цибрівський 
Київ між монстрами та модернізацією: міркування про капіталістичне переформування постсоціалістичного міста
Світлана Шліпченко 
Шанс зустрічі з іншими людьми є тим, що створює багатство міста: Інтервю з  Блером Рублом   
Йоганнес Фідлер 
Просторова справедливість: випадок «Київ»   
Наталія Кондель-Пермінова
Проблеми пострадянського міста: Інтервю з Володимиром Нудельманом та Генріхом Фільваровим

РОЗДІЛ 2 – РАЙОН
Юлія Скубицька
«Чужий» спальний район
Ігор Тищенко
Виноградар: незавершений ансамбль
Анна Кравець, Назарій Совсун
Культура побуту в окремому районі
Людмила Малес
Поділ простору і громади за віссю центр-периферія у великому місті

РОЗДІЛ 3 – ПЛОЩА
Світлана Шліпченко
Тест для Контрактової: повернення на площу
Ігор Тищенко
Експертиза Контрактової площі
Наталя Нешевець, Софія Мамчич
 У пошуках нового міста: Хроніка воркшопу
Воркшоп «Контрактова площа: сценарії розвитку» : Презентації команд
Софія Мамчич, Анна Хвиль
Найвизначніші площі не планувалися як площі: Інтерв’ю з Сандрою Аннунціатою
Наталя Нешевець
Не чекати, склавши руки. Самоорганізовуватися: Інтерв’ю з Ґабріелем Паскаріу

РОЗДІЛ 4 – ВУЛИЦЯ
Ігор Тищенко
Хроніка Андріївського узвозу: історія боротьби за одну вулицю

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